medication

To Being Better

Be less dependent on my family
Make better decisions
Eat healthier
Spend more time with Mom
Cut down my smoking
Exercise
Keep my doctor’s appointments
Be more in the present
Be less of a burden to my mom and brother
Find a job
Stop using drugs
Stay on my medications
Stay out of the hospital
Exercise

Be Safe Poster

Be Safe is an app that will allow you to make a safety plan, inform you about resources in your region, give you options for getting help and empower you to reach out safely. It is meant to help youth find the right help in a crisis. 

Download and post the poster or order cards to promote Be Safe.

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Please note that all materials have been designed by mindyourmind youth volunteer teams to
promote mental health awareness and to reduce the stigma often associated with reaching out for help.

All proceeds help ensure that youth continue to have a voice and build our capacity to support them in
the creation of mental health promotion materials that are relevant and resonate strongly with their peers.

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This is real life, and mental illness is a real thing.

12.30.14: The date I met my boyfriend for the first time (I’m not going to use his name for privacy reasons so every time I refer to “him” it’s my boyfriend): It’s safe to say that I am head over heels, crazy in love with this guy. I know a lot of people are going to judge me for this post because I just got the date we met tattooed on me and we have only known each other for less than a year. But before you judge, you should know how much of an impact this guy as made on my life.

I Hate Taking Pills

I mean every last one of you that Doctor Cruz has ever prescribed!

Fuck you, Zyprexa!
Eat a dick, Seroquel!
Leave me alone, Risperdal!

You whores make my stomach grow and I’m not sexy anymore!

 

Jeff Cheng of Mind Right is a nurse consultant providing child welfare with expertise on psychotropic medication and mental health. What does mental health mean to me? Mental health is just as important as breathing and eating. We need to talk more mental health.

Mom Took Me to See

my psychiatrist, Doctor Cruz, and he bumped up the doses of my antipsychotics and mood stabilizers.


I know this is all for the good, but why do I feel that it’s a setback? Shouldn’t the doses be getting lower?


After all, I’m getting better, right?

CARRY ON KOBY (blog), ABOUT ME

Julie Andrews sung the lyrics, “Let’s start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start…” but, for the purposes of this abridged autobiography, it isn’t a good place to start. I’ll start 34 years into my life, then I’ll jump to now and then I’ll go back to 1966.

7 February 2001:

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